The ERAT’s mustering teaches basic technical skills required
for sailors who are selected to be attendants in the engine
rooms of the ships and submarines. This 6 week long course
is presented at SAS WINGFIELD in Cape Town.
Some of the subjects that are presented include: the Basic
Mechanical Course, Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines,
Basic Maritime Refrigeration, Basic Outboard Motors, Lubrication,
Hand Tools, Maintenance Planning, Ship Systems, Propellers and
Shafting, and Safety in the Workshop. On completion of this course
the sailors are sent to various base workshops, ships and submarines.